Kawasaki Versys 1000 (KLZ1000): review, history, specs


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Class: dual sport

Production: 2012+

Also called: Kawasaki KLZ1000 Versys

Related: Kawasaki Z1000

Models
Kawasaki Versys 1000

2012-2014

(All markets)

Kawasaki Versys 1000

2015+

(All markets)

Kawasaki Versys 1000 (2012-2014)
Kawasaki Versys 1000 (2015+)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2012 All Name: Kawasaki Versys 1000

Code: KLZ1000ACF

2013 All Name: Kawasaki Versys 1000

Code: KLZ1000ADF

2014 All Name: Kawasaki Versys 1000

Code: KLZ1000AEF

2015 All Name: Kawasaki Versys 1000

Code: KLZ1000BFF

2016 All Name: Kawasaki Versys 1000

Code: KLZ1000BGF

2017 All Name: Kawasaki Versys 1000

Code: KLZ1000BHF

Specifications

Kawasaki Versys 1000: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2235 mm / 88,0 in – Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

2270 mm / 89,4 in – Versys 1000 (2015+)

Overall width 900 mm / 35,4 in – Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

895 mm / 35,2 in – Versys 1000 (2015+)

Overall height 1405 mm / 55,3 in – Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

1400 mm / 55,1 in – Versys 1000 (2015+)

Seat height 845 mm / 33,3 in – Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

840 mm / 33,1 in – Versys 1000 (2015+)

Wheelbase 1520 mm / 59,8 in
Ground clearance 155 mm / 6,1 in – Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

150 mm / 5,9 in – Versys 1000 (2015+)

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 239 kg / 527 lbs - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

250 kg / 551 lbs - Versys 1000 (2015+)

FRAME Type Tubular, diamond (steel) - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

Double cradle (aluminum) - Versys 1000 (2015+)

Front suspension, travel 43 mm upside-down telescopic fork, 150 mm / 5,9 in

Adjustment: spring pre-load, rebound damping

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Unitrak with mono-shock, 150 mm / 5,9 in

Adjustment: spring pre-load, rebound damping - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

Adjustment: fully - Versys 1000 (2015+)

Front tire size 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tire size 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Front brake Double disc, 300 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS) - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

Double disc, 310 mm, 4-piston radial calipers (ABS) - Versys 1000 (2015+)

Rear brake Single disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)
Fuel capacity 21,0 l / 5,55 US gal
Trail 107 mm / 4,21 in - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

106 mm / 4,17 in - Versys 1000 (2015+)

Fuel economy 5,2 l / 100 km (45 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 77,0 x 56,0 mm
Displacement 1043 cm³ (63,64 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 118,0 hp (86,8 kW) / 9000 rpm – Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

120,0 hp (88,2 kW) / 9000 rpm – Versys 1000 (2015+)

Max. torque 102,0 Nm (10,4 kgf*m) / 7700 rpm – Versys 1000 (2012-2014)

102,0 Nm (10,4 kgf*m) / 7500 rpm – Versys 1000 (2015+)

0 to 100 km/h 3,5 sec
Top speed 226 km/h (140 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Fuel injection, 4x Keihin TTK38
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.627
Final reduction 2.867
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.692

1.950

1.529

1.304

1.136

0.958

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC
Battery capacity 12V-8Ah

Images

Kawasaki Versys 1000: images, gallery.

Kawasaki Versys 1000 (2012-2014)
Kawasaki Versys 1000 (2012-2014)
Kawasaki Versys 1000 (2012-2014)
Kawasaki Versys 1000 (2015+)
Kawasaki Versys 1000 (2015+)
Kawasaki Versys 1000 (2015+)

Videos

Kawasaki Versys 1000: video.

2015 KAWASAKI KLZ1000 VERSYS 1000 LT W/ABS

Manuals

Kawasaki Versys 1000: manuals, parts, microfiches.